Tories to work with provincial counterparts to rebuild in Atlantic

Liberals swept Atlantic ridings in last October's election

HALIFAX — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says her party will be working closely with its provincial counterparts to rebuild support in Liberal-dominated Atlantic Canada.

Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Tories today in Halifax, Ambrose said a lot of work needs to be done to earn back the trust of voters after the Liberals swept the region in October’s election.

She says it’s an opportunity to form a unique partnership with the Tory leaders in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ambrose says she met with all four leaders on Saturday morning, a meeting she says hasn’t happened in two decades.

The federal Conservatives will elect a new leader in May 2017.